Dr David Halpern led a roundtable discussion on What works? – developing an infrastructure for quality policy.
The roundtable discussion covered how the United Kingdom is developing infrastructure for delivering evidence-based quality policy. David drew upon his experience as the chief executive of the United Kingdom's Behavioural Insight Team, widely known as the "Nudge Unit". See this link for what is 'Behavioural Insights' (video from Australia).
Andrew Kibblewhite, Head of the Policy Profession, hosted a round table for senior government leaders and academics from Victoria University with Professor Jeanne Liedtka from the Darden Business School, USA. The session was to learn about the potential benefits of design thinking for government and what leaders can do to enable and support design thinking and innovation capability, in their organisations and across government. Jeanne described design thinking as “as systematic approach to problem solving”. Read more about the session here (PDF 2 MB).